The catalan rider is inside in the Dakar this year for the first time with a 370 Bultaco having to leave in the fifth stage by various problems. First, congratulations on arriving where you came, since many did not. A pity that the bultaco not held during the Dakar and in the fifth stage had to say goodbye to this Rally. The Rally of pyramids, your first test with the bike to check their viability. What expectations you did face to the Dakar after completing this Rally? At that moment, for me, the project was so ambitious that hardly explained it anyone. I thought that it could be a lot, but it was worth to try it.
The bike worked surprisingly well. And I, because it was my first raid, my first visit to Africa, my first dunes, etc. Although I had a break of engine that I could repair (piston) and a problem of autonomy, because the bike wasn’t as refined as it is now, and the stages were much longer between reports. But all the problems had solution, and the main conclusion It was that, although lacked much work and many tests, the project was not crazy. It was possible to do the Dakar with a 370 Bultaco. That perhaps was arriving at the camp, preparing the map for the road-book, review the bike and then sleeping few hours or none?